[Federal Register: May 4, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 87)]

[Proposed Rules]               

[Page 25894]



Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 201

[Docket No. RM 99-7C]


Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection 

Systems for Access Control Technologies

AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Announcement of change in time a hearing will begin.


SUMMARY: The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress announces a 

change in the time of a public hearing on the possible exemptions to 

the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that 

control access to copyrighted works to be held in Stanford, California 

on May 18, 2000. The date and location of the hearing remain unchanged

DATES: May 4, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Kasunic, Senior Attorney, 

Office of the General Counsel, Copyright GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, 

Southwest Station, Washington, D.C. 20024. Telephone: (202) 707-8380. 

Telefax: (202) 707-8366.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Copyright Office is conducting a 

rulemaking pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 1201(a)(1), which provides that the 

Librarian of Congress may exempt certain classes of works from the 

prohibition against circumventing a technological measure that controls 

access to a copyrighted work. On March 17, 2000 (65 FR 14505), the 

Office published a notice which announced that public hearings relative 

to the rulemaking would be held in Washington, DC on May 2-4, 2000, and 

in Stanford, California on May 18 and 19, 2000. A schedule for all of 

the hearings can be found on the office's website at www.loc.gov/

copyright/1201/hearing.html. The Stanford hearings were scheduled to be 

held from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The hearing on May 18, 2000, is now 

scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. rather than 9:30 a.m.

    Dated: May 1, 2000.

Marilyn J. Kretsinger,

Assistant General Counsel.

[FR Doc. 00-11151 Filed 5-3-00; 8:45 am]